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Coolest XBOX 360 Controller Cake 45

by Cortney F.
(Rochester, NY)

Homemade  XBOX 360 Controller Cake

Homemade XBOX 360 Controller Cake

Homemade  XBOX 360 Controller Cake
Homemade  XBOX 360 Controller Cake
Homemade  XBOX 360 Controller Cake
Homemade  XBOX 360 Controller Cake

To make this Homemade XBOX 360 Controller Cake I baked two 9x13 cakes. I used an xbox 360 controller as my guide and drew a free hand outline of the controller large enough to fill almost a whole sheet of paper.

I then cut it out and traced it onto wax paper. I cut the design out of the wax paper and placed it on top of one cake and then the other and cut around it to form my shape. I frosted each cake with a crumb coat of frosting and let it set/crust over. I used butter cream frosting in between the bottom and top layers.

After placing the second layer of cake on top I frosted the top and the sides as well so that the fondant would have something to stick to. I made homemade fondant while the cakes were baking. I rolled that to about a 1/4 inch thickness and placed it over the cake.

I smoothed it out as I went and then trimmed off the excess around the bottom. I used fondant to make the buttons and joy sticks so that they would be 3D. I used M&M's for the red, yellow, green and blue buttons. I turned them "M" side down and put the corresponding letter on them.

Everything is "glued" to the top of the cake with a thin mixture of powdered sugar and water.

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Coolest Xbox Controller Birthday Cake 54

by Amanda C.
(Tigard, OR)

Homemade Xbox Controller Birthday Cake

Homemade Xbox Controller Birthday Cake

Homemade Xbox Controller Birthday Cake
Homemade Xbox Controller Birthday Cake

This Xbox Controller birthday cake was my first attempt at a sculpted cake and it was a lot easier than I had feared. Took two pan cakes and stacked them on top of each other and then I had printed a picture of an Xbox controller out on my printer and used it as a rough stencil.

Then it was just all about the frosting. After the frosting started to set up a little bit I took a damp paper towel and smoothed out the sides to make it look nice and smooth. My only issue was trying to get the nice dark grey color. Make sure and get the nice dye from a cake shop when you want black or grey frosting. Otherwise it will just become purple! That is a frustration I won't experience again!

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Coolest PS3 Birthday Cake 39

by Noelia G.
(Puerto Rico)

Homemade  PS3 Birthday Cake

Homemade PS3 Birthday Cake

Homemade  PS3 Birthday Cake
Homemade PS3 Birthday Cake

I made this Homemade PS3 Birthday Cake for my brother's 27th birthday. I baked two 9"x11" rectangular cakes (it was a small cake, not the PS3's actual size)one on top of the other with black buttercream frosting as filling. All four sides were cut so it would have the square corners and flat sides but left the top of the cake intact so as to have that curve that the PS3 has. Another piece was cut from the top cake (from the front) to make the place where the disc loads.

I covered the whole cake in black buttercream and then in black fondant. The details were made in fondant and the letters were made with buttercream.

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Coolest Nintendo DS Birthday Cake 35

by Vicki
(Binghamton,NY)

Homemade Nintendo DS Birthday Cake

Homemade Nintendo DS Birthday Cake

This is a Nintendo DS Birthday Cake that I made for my friend's son. I simply made a 13x9 chocolate cake and removed a small portion of the bottom to make it more size appropriate. I used regular vanilla frosting from the store because I have found that it is the best consistency to decorate and frost with.

I used some red gel to color the frosting. I did it red because my friend's son happens to have a red DS. This cake was very easy to make and everyone loved it.

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Luv your idea!
by: Cindy

Wow! LUV your idea. I would've never thunk it! So simple and the best part? It's a FROSTED cake :) These days, everything is fondant covered. No offense, but fondant is rather lacking in taste. And the texture, most kids will not eat it. Anyways, thanks for posting this! Awesome idea for a Nintendo DS cake.

Thank you!
by: Vicki

Thank you very much,I agree with you - i hate fondant..i have worked with it a few times and will never use it again.I have heard that there is marshmallow fondant that alot of people really like however i have never tried it.I think i will stick with my buttercream :)

Love it
by: Tish

My son was a having a gaming theme birthday party I made his invitations look like the DSI with his face on the top screen and the party information on the bottom screen. I wanted the cake to keep with the theme and I went to a popular bakery in Chicago that came highly recommended. The cake was not what I expected at all. I asked them to make a cake shape like a game controller. To me the cake looked like a regular sheet cake with controller elements on top. Later one of my friends informed me that the controller that that was being replicated is the original Nintendo controller. The Nintendo that I grew up on and my son knows nothing about. Your cake looks soo nice I wished I would have make the cake myself as well, then it would have been exactly what I wanted. Again good job the cake look nice.

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Coolest Nintendo Birthday Cake 21

by Karen
(Greenville, SC)

Homemade Nintendo Birthday Cake

Homemade Nintendo Birthday Cake

My brother is an avid gamer and, for his birthday cake this year, he asked for a replica of his Nintendo NES.

I baked a sheet cake and then cut and built it to resemble the NES. I used a scrap piece of cake to make the controller and then I made mini cupcakes to replicate some 1-UP mushrooms, placing them around the NES.

It really turned out great! He loved it! We even displayed it with the real NES beside it.

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hi
by: lauren

brill xx

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